Rest, my love.

Rest, and let the weariness

of the day leach out of you

through the open window

into the night mist where

it can ascend to heaven

as a prayer for strength

for the day to come.

Sleep, my love.

Sleep with the confidence

of a man who knows

his woman loves him

beyond all measure,

and his days of sleeping

alone are soon coming

to an end.

Dream, my love.

Dream of me tonight,

allow dreams to weave

through your hair;

into your mind like

soft perfume, rose

and jasmine drawing

you ever closer to me.